Limb brooch

Hand carved huon pine limb brooch with white gold pods set with natural tourmalines and gold leaf details. 

These pieces form a continuation of my exploration into the bodily likeness of the Native Salmon Gum (Eucalyptus Salmonophloia) and the wrinkles and curves of the human body. The simulation and suggestion of human like traits (skin folds, smooth texture, tone) within the branches of the tree were the inspiration for these objects.